Oliver Geden is Senior Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and a Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS). He is a lead author for the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (AR6, Working Group III on mitigation) as well as a member of the Core Writing Team for the IPCC AR6 Synthesis Report (SYR). His work focuses on European and global climate policy.
Geden has been a Visiting Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), and the University of California, Berkeley, among others. During his time at SWP, he has been seconded to the policy planning units of both the German Federal Foreign Office and German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Geden has published four books (on environmental policy and on right-wing populism), numerous policy papers as well as peer-reviewed journal articles, including in Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Energy, Nature Geoscience, Climate Policy and One Earth. He holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from Humboldt University Berlin.